The excitement for Lumia 920 and 820 here in India is unparalleled. Everybody is eagerly awaiting for the launch of Lumia WP8 devices in India. False. Nobody is because 80% of the crowd is tired of waiting for these devices and have opted for something else. So for those of you (including me) who are still waiting for the launch, we had a breather for you last time around and from the buzz created around the post, I may be wrong on the 20% but not too far away from it. TheMobileStore.com today updated their website with details of Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 pre order. Lumia 920 is available for pre order for Rs 40,000 while Lumia 820 is up for pre order for 30,000 Rupees. The important point here is they do not know the exact price but whatever the final price is – it’s below the pre order price (According to them, 35-40k for 920 and 25-30k for 820) so you will get a refund before delivery. Both 920 and 820 are stated to be available on 12th January and expected to be delivered in 5-7 days. Both the devices are up on pre order in 4 colors.
To be really honest with you, I don’t see the point of pre ordering – there’s no incentive to pre order. But for those of you who really want to, we have provided the links below:
What does it say about the actual pricing of both of the devices – I’d say not much but I think we have a good range in which you can fit in both the devices and quite frankly, it was expected. What disturbs me is the pricing for Lumia 820, if it’s on the upper bound of given range then I am more than certain that it’s going to be a Lumia 800 scenario all over again. It won’t work. What Nokia needs is to price it under 25k and price Lumia 920 under 35k – only then they have a chance to grab the majority of the high end crowd which is already a small subset but profit margins are pretty good in this subset which is why company may plan to take another chance.
The pricing and availability details from Nokia will be up really soon so stay tuned here for official updates.